Hudson Fasching Added to U.S. World Championship Roster

USA Hockey announced Thursday that they are adding 20-year-old Sabres forward Hudson Fasching to the U.S. World Championship roster. He’s yet another very young player added to a roster that lacks the name-brand fire power of teams like Canada. Fasching joined the Buffalo Sabres on March 21, when he signed his first pro contract, forgoing his final season of eligibility with the...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Penguins Quiet at Trade Deadline

For Penguins fans expecting a blockbuster, it must’ve been a disappointing day. Quiet, too. Aside from a pair of minor deals with Arizona, Pens GM Jim Rutherford was content to play the role of bystander. A far cry from last season, when he orchestrated two of the more shocking and controversial deals at the trade deadline. As anticipated, the Penguins parted ways with left wing...
Via PenguinPoop
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

David Warsofsky Claimed on Waivers

The Penguins exposed David Warsofsky to waivers yesterday after he successfully completed a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Anaheim Ducks – Game 52 Preview And Notes

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (26-18-7, 59 points), who are 4-5-2 against the Pacific Division this season, skate this evening against the Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7, 57 points). The contest at Consol Energy Center gets underway at 7:00 p.m. It is the second and last meeting between these two combatants. The first match-up was in California on Saturday, Dec. 6 with the Ducks...
Via The PensNation
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. New Jersey Devils – Game 48 Preview

By Larry Snyder The challenge for the Pittsburgh Penguins (23-17-7, 53 points) tonight is whether they can close the gap for the last Wild Card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League against Metropolitan Division rival, the New Jersey Devils (25-19-5, 55 points). If the Black and Gold win this evening, it will put them in a tie for that last playoff...
Via The PensNation
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

GAMEDAY 45: Pens head to the worst city in America to face the Blues.

Pittsburgh Penguins (21-16-7) at St. Louis Blues (26-15-7) 8:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Missouri Hopefully the Penguins are all caught up on their tetanus shots, because they’re heading to St. Louis. While sports fans in America’s ****hole St. Louis were busy letting everyone on social media know how good they are at being fans, the Rams penned...
Via The Pensblog
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Warsofsky's injury following collision with referee prompts Pens to recall Pouliot

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky suffered an undisclosed injury after tripping over fallen referee Tim Peel during the third period of Sunday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.Peel had lost an edge on his skates in the neutral zone and slid into Warsofsky, who was skating backward in a bid to defend against the oncoming rush by the Hurricanes. The 25-year-old Warsofsky...
Via Fox Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 44 – Pens Finally Get Results in 5-0 Win over Hurricanes

Pens 5  Hurricanes 0 Record: 21-16-7, 49 pts Goals Maatta (5) from Malkin, Kessel Sheary (2) from Porter, Cullen Crosby (13) (PP) from Kessel, Malkin Crosby (14) from Hornqvist, Lovejoy Daley (3) from Hornqvist PenaltiesMalkin (slashing) – Unnecessary (chases Skinner in the neutral zone and whacks him in the hip with his stick)Lovejoy (hooking) – Good (hooks E. Staal on a short...
Via The Pensblog
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky injured by referee Tim Peel (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman David Warsofsky suffered an unfortunate injury during Sunday's game against Carolina as he was accidentally upended by NHL referee Tim Peel.Peel lost an edge and went sliding into the middle of the ice as Warsofsky was skating backwards on defense. Peel slid right into the legs of the unsuspecting Warsofsky, and Warsofsky went flying backwards, hitting...
Via Holdout Sports
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Tim Peel falls down and takes out David Warsofsky

All things considered, it’s pretty remarkable that major collisions between NHL players and officials don’t happen more often. That’s why Tim Peel undercutting David Warsofsky is so noteworthy. Via Reddit Hockey: That’s a pretty scary landing by Warsofsky. Peel couldn’t control where he was sliding after losing an edge and Warsofsky ended up landing on his shoulder...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Montreal Canadiens – Game 41 Observations And Preview

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (19-16-5, 43 points) hope to get back on the winning track tonight when they face-off against the Canadiens (23-16-3, 49 points) in Montreal. The Black and Gold recalled a pair of right-wings, Tom Kuhnhackl and Bryan Rust, from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Thursday, and re-assigned left-wings Scott Wilson and Conor Sheary. According to the Penguins...
Via The PensNation
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 35 – *shrugs* Pens Lose 1-0 to Winnipeg.

Jets 1  Pens 0 Record: 17-15-3, 37 pts Goals None PenaltiesPlotnikov (hooking) – Overly aggressive (bring his stick down on Wheeler to hook it back as Wheeler is skating through the Penguins zone with the puck)Malkin (high-sticking) – Careless (goes for a stick lift on Lowry and misses, lifting his stick into Lowry’s face) Notable Forwards Sidney Crosby ↘ – Though...
Via The Pensblog
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Show Fight; Crunch Blue Jackets 5-2

It was a night of firsts on Monday evening at Consol Energy Center. The Penguins won their first game in five tries under new coach Mike Sullivan, beating Columbus for the first time this season. Rookie goalie Matt Murray made 22 saves to notch his first NHL win. Fellow rookie Scott Wilson registered his first NHL point. Defenseman David Warsofsky—his first NHL goal. Of all the...
Via PenguinPoop
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each scored two goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. David Warsofsky got his first goal in nearly two years as the Penguins gave coach Mike Sullivan his first victory following an 0-4 start. Matt Murray stopped 22 shots for his first NHL win...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins end 5-game slide, top Blue Jackets 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a five-game losing streak with 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. David Warsofsky got his first goal in nearly two years as the Penguins gave coach Mike Sullivan his first victory following an 0-4 start. Matt Murray stopped 22 shots for his first NHL win...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 33 Notes, Odds, And Preview

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins (15-14-3, 33 points) seek to win for their new head coach Mike Sullivan his first victory, this evening, against his friend and mentor John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-19-3, 29 points). These two struggling Metropolitan Division rivals last got together on Friday, Nov. 27, and the showdown at Nationwide Arena ended in a 2-1...
Via The PensNation
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 31 – Spoiler Alert. Pens Lose To Bruins Again.

Bruins 6  Pens 2 Record: 15-13-3, 33 pts Goals Sheary (1) from Crosby Daley (1) from Crosby, Sheary PenaltiesCole (high-sticking) – Careless (gets hit by Talbot against the boards and lets his stick go up into Talbot’s face)Lovejoy (hooking) – Overly aggressive (hooks back Hayes in his torso at the crease to tie him up with a shot coming in)Crosby (kneeing) – Bad (leaves...
Via The Pensblog
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Boston Bruins Game #31 Notes, Odds, And Preview

The battle with the Boys from Beantown comes to Consol Energy Center this evening. The Pittsburgh Penguins (15-12-3, 33 points) seek their first victory for head coach Mike Sullivan in a rematch from Wednesday with the Boston Bruins (17-9-4, 38 points). With the midweek 3-0 loss to Boston, the Black and Gold are in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League’s...
Via The PensNation
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 30 – The Force Does Not Awaken. Pens Lose 3-0.

Bruins 3  Pens 0 Record: 15-12-3, 33 pts Goals None PenaltiesCrosby (tripping) – Careless (reaches forward for a stick lift on Krejci, misses his stick, then brings his stick down into Krejci’s skates to trip him)Perron (interference) – Unnecessary (shoves Krug from behind into the net as they’re skating to the crease)Kunitz (tripping) – Overly aggressive (gets his stick...
Via The Pensblog
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

David Warsofsky: Move From Bruins To Penguins Was Change For The Better

BOSTON — After growing up in Marshfield, Mass., spending three years at Boston University and playing another five season in the Bruins organization, David Warsofsky was ready for a fresh start. That’s why, when he hit free agency this past summer, the 25-year-old defenseman chose to leave Boston. He instead signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins,...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins hope coaching change will jump start season

The Pittsburgh Penguins have not performed at the level they hoped, and the time has come to shake things up. While their record of 15-10-3 is very respectable, the Penguins are trying to be one of the best teams in the NHL, and their performance has not suggested that thus far. While several players could be considered a key reason for their lack of success, the Penguins’ organization...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 28 – Penguins 2, Kings 3

By: @chetstead   A game after a third-period comeback against the Avs, the Pens fell just short of another rally against the Kings. Finding themselves down by a goal in the third, the Penguins managed to come away with one point on home ice. Unfortunately, the Devils beat the Red Wings in overtime, meaning the Penguins dropped to fifth in the Metropolitan Division. More bad news...
Via The PensNation
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 25 – Penguins 3, Kings 5

By: @chetstead   The Penguins experienced a bit of a letdown Saturday afternoon against the Kings after their strongest offensive performance of the season. Coming off a strong game against the Sharks in which they scored five goals, the Pens continued their western road trip against the Los Angeles Kings. The game saw the Pens fall behind in shots and goals by the second period...
Via The PensNation
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins recall Warsofsky in wake of Maatta injury

With Olli Maatta sidelined for three-to-four weeks, the Pittsburgh Penguins recalled fellow defenseman David Warsofsky from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Thursday.Warsofsky scored one goal and set up two others in 10 career NHL contests with the Boston Bruins. The 25-year-old has collected two tallies and four assists in 13 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...
Via Fox Sports
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Injury Update: David Warsofsky skates

The Boston Bruins injury bug may soon be coming to an end. Along with Zdeno Chara who started skating a month after he tore his PCL muscle...another Bruin has joined him on the ice. That Bruin is David Warsofsky. #459138125 / gettyimages.com Warsofsky has been off the ice since early November after sustaining a groin injury. He was expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Warsofsky joined...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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